March 27, 2024 at 7:15 p.m.
Obituaries

Mary Foor

Oct. 8, 1955-March 26, 2024
Mary Foor
Mary Foor

Mary Adeline Foor, known to loved ones as Mary, a beacon of compassion and love, left this world on March 26, 2024.

Born on Oct. 8, 1955, in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Mary's life was one of remarkable dedication to her community and family. She resided in Dunkirk, Indiana, where she spent her days as the heart of the Dunkirk Public Library before her retirement in 2018. Her thoughtful spirit and creative mind made her an exceptional librarian who brought stories to life for countless children through beloved summer reading programs.

As Maya Angelou once said, "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” Mary embodied this in her life and career.

Mary's life was a testament to the power of love. She was a loving wife to her husband, Stanley Foor, and a devoted mother to her children Sherri (Rick) Sark, Tonya Newsome, Amanda (Jeremy) Ring and Daniel (Aime) Foor. She also leaves behind her mother, Mary Gallagher; brothers David Gallagher and Kevin (Karla) Gallagher; and a legacy of love for her 15 grandchildren, Andrew Lancaster (Debra), Gregory Lancaster, Justin Love, Daniel Ring, Tyler Overla (Shaile), Gavin Newsome, Chace Beaty, Natasha Newsome, Kylie Wheatherhead (Jaydon), Austin Newsome, Kenzie Ring, Kiesha Newsome, Erin Ring, Trinity Hess, Caden Chambers, Josh Foor, Zachary Foor, Drake Foor and Danica Foor; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mary cherished her family with every ounce of her being. Her love extended beyond her immediate family to the community she served and the countless lives she touched through her work and hobbies. From shopping with her girls, to crafting and fishing with her husband, to cooking for family and attending country music concerts with her grandson, Mary lived her life to the fullest.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Albert Gallagher; sister Glenda Gallagher; and son Jeremy Newsome. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Wilson-Shook Funeral Homes and Cremation Center (Dunkirk Memorial Chapel), located at 317 N. Main Street, Dunkirk, Indiana. Visitation will be held prior to the service starting at noon. 

As we remember Mary, let us celebrate her love, her compassion and the creative spirit that made her so special.

As Albert Schweitzer beautifully put it, "The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind."

We encourage all who knew Mary to share their memories and upload photos to her memorial page at wilsonshookfh.com, celebrating her life and the joy she brought to those around her.

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